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Ivanka Trump: Officially Jewish

And engaged; membership has its privileges.

by
Allison Hoffman
July 17, 2009
Ivanka at a family PR event last year.(Amanda Rivkin/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivanka at a family PR event last year.(Amanda Rivkin/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s been a big week for Ivanka Trump, the lovely heiress/socialite/real-estate developer. First, she became a Jew! Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, the Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, earlier this week formally certified the conversion of the daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump (himself raised Protestant, by way of the positive-thinking pastor Rev. Norman Vincent Peale). Oh, and then Ivanka went and got engaged, to her boyfriend, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner, for whom she converted in the first place. Mazel tov to both.

Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.

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